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Alex Adams

Executive Chef

Illinois-born Alex Adams, Executive Chef at Ella’s on 2nd, developed a love for cooking during his childhood after discovering the cooking show Iron Chef. After receiving degrees in both psychology and math from Illinois State University, Adams would eventually find his way to a career in the culinary industry. In 2014, he took a risk and pursued his dream of moving to Nashville and exploring his childhood dream of becoming a chef. Moving up the ranks quickly from a fry cook to lead chef at well-known kitchens in Nashville, Chef Alex built his career at the historic Merchants Restaurant and Frothy Monkey before joining Ella’s in 2021 as the Executive Chef.